The Illustrated Magazine of New Writing

Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction and poetry from the literary new blood.

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HALO

Oeil Jumratsilpa’s poem celebrates those few people who inspire you live better and with more spirit. Illustration by Jai Kamat

December 7th 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ROMANCE SUBMISSIONS

Our inbox is overflowing with hundreds of your short stories and poems. Now we just have to select the finest. Illustration by Yu Ming Huang.

December 6th 2017

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THE WHITE FOX

L P Lee’s short story was inspired by East Asian folklore surrounding the mysterious fox spirit. Illustration by Vector That Fox.

December 1st 2017

SHULA AND THE SUN

Hannah Thompson’s short story plays with the light and dark of fairytales. Illustration by Ashley Floréal.

November 2nd 2017

VERNAL EQUILIBRIUM

Steve Harrison’s poem comes from the idea that changing light affects both nature and humankind’s behaviour. Illustration by Thomas Pullin.

October 24th 2017

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ROMANCE ISSUE ARE NOW OPEN

We are now accepting short fiction and poetry submissions for our nineteenth issue on the theme of ‘Romance’. Send in your writing before November 27th.

October 9th 2017

THE SHORTEST DAY

Andrew Hanson’s short story explores the significance of the tales we tell ourselves about our past. Illustration by Burcin Pervin.

October 4th 2017

LEARNING TO UNLEARN

Jenna Heller’s poem is a parent’s prayer, urging young minds to stay open to the unknown future and all its possibilities. Illustration by Yaimel Lopez.

September 25th 2017

DUMBING DOWN

Rob Stuart’s short story envisages what could happen if a machine became more intelligent than humankind. Illustration by Nevena Katalina.

September 20th 2017

ADVENT

A poem by Luciana Francis, written during her early months as a mother to celebrate witnessing the birth of a voice. Illustration by Marco Melgrati.

September 15th 2017

THE MEN OF BURR

Set in post-war America, Ty Landers’ short story tells the tale of an outcast who became a local hero. Illustrated by Masoud Keshmiri.

September 12th 2017

BLACK INK

A poem by Sean Chard, written after observing hundreds of rooks in a copse while lost in the summer fields of Norfolk. Illustration by Pedro Semeano.

September 5th 2017

CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD

Inspired by internet scams and porn culture, Alexander Weinstein’s story explores the dark corners of the digital world. Illustration by Nicole Rifkin.

August 31st 2017

THE GUTTER LIVES WITHIN

A poem by Elles Rebelles, written about the journey people take when travelling in and out of heroin addiction. Illustration by Max Temescu.

August 29th 2017